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China’s Freight Rail Expansion Undergoing Upgrades

China’s freight railway network is undergoing continual upgrades. The development of rail transportation aligns with “The Belt and Road” initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping. This initiative will improve trade ties between… more

Japan Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
Japan’s third quarter GDP beat expectations by registering a 2.2% increase on an annualized basis. So far this year Japan’s GDP expanded 0.5% between January and March and 0.2% April to June. Although consumer… more

China’s Softwood Lumber Inventory Update

Author: Jane Guo, Research Consultant, International WOOD MARKETS Group, China
China softwood lumber inventories at Taicang port and the surrounding area were reported to be 549,000 m3 on November 18, a large decrease of 11.5% compared… more

Korean Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update
The South Korean economy, internally constrained by sluggish consumption and investment, is also surrounded by growing external risks.  The export-driven economy, in particular, is significantly dependent on its two… more

Canada Wood China Welcomes High-Profile Visits

Senator Terry M. Mercer; Senator Jean-Guy Dagenais; Senator Raymonde Gagné; Senator Victor Oh; Senator Claudette Tardif; Senator Pana Merchant; FII China General Manager Lisa Dou; Senator Ghislain Maltais

Canadian Senators visit Dream… more

Seijukai Elderly Home Momoshiro

Last year, May 2015, Kyowa Corporation, a construction company based in Aichi prefecture, sponsored a senior’s workshop on designing and constructing elderly care facilities in platform frame construction with the cooperation of the… more

Lodging and Accommodation Tour Mission

COFI hosted a group of 23 building industry professionals from Japan on a 7 day tour mission from October 2 – 8. This year’s mission focussed on North America’s rapidly developing and lucrative wood “Lodging and Multi-Family”… more

China economy, construction & lumber shipments

CHINA ECONOMIC UPDATE
September economic highlights

China’s economy remained steady in September
Real estate investments up compared to same period last year
In September, China’s overall wood imports increased compared to the same… more

Risk of hard landing persists

Economic forecasting is a challenging task at the best of times. For a non-standard economy like China, it is even more difficult; the government has more levers of influence, policy changes are not part of the public dialogue and… more

Midply Use Adopted in Second High Profile Midrise Project

In 2010, MLIT implemented an awards program “Innovative Sustainability Award”, for large scale projects promoting substantial wood use, leading to an effective measure of CO2 sequestration. The first building to win the MLIT Innovative… more

Platform Frame Midrise Gaining Momentum in Tokyo Market

In early October, Canada Wood visited the Rakuwa 4 storey elderly care facility under construction in Tokyo’s central Bunkyo Ward. The project’s basement and first floor are constructed of reinforced concrete with floors 2, 3 and 4… more

Communities Making Good Use of Reconstruction Projects

On October 5th, Natural Resource Canada’s Assistant Deputy Minister, Glenn Mason and Canada Wood Japan’s, Shawn Lawlor, visited the Jericho Support Centre reconstruction project in Iwaki City, Fukushima to see how the community was… more

Japan Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update

On the surface, with 1.37 jobs available for every worker and an unemployment rate of 3.1%, Japan’s labour market is in a relatively sweet spot globally. But the growth of temporary non-regular employment since the… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

PROPERTY MARKET
Reports indicate that Chinese property market prices rose more in August than they have in the last six years. New-home prices increased in 64 of 70 cities, marking a 9.2% increase year-on-year. In Shanghai and Beijing,… more